Are you eating too many healthy fats?We know that foods like almonds, avocado, olive oil, and salmon have monounsaturated fats, but how much "healthy fat" is too much? And how much of these fatty foods should you eat to get the benefits without gaining weight? We went to Mike Roussell, PhD, and SHAPE Diet Doctor to find out. Here's what he had to say:
Fats are a good thing, but they are no different in that you can get too much of them. Calories matter, and especially with oils, it's easy to take in a lot of calories without knowing. I'm going to a make a couple assumptions so I can most accurately answer your questions.
Let's assume that you eat 1700 calories per day, and you follow a that is roughly 40-percent carbohydrates, 30-percent protein, and 30-percent fat (a sensible, moderate diet). You eat 3 meals and 1 snack of almonds (1oz) each day.
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Using these numbers you'll be eating 57 grams of fat per day. Your snack of 1oz of almonds contains 14 gramsRead More »from Are You Eating Too Many Healthy Fats?